Sound Design for Video Games

ThinkSpace Education

M.A. Online
12 months
8850 GBP/year
8850 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Game audio is a rapidly expanding and extremely creative area of the video games industry. Our course is designed to prepare you, both creatively and technically, to work as a sound designer and eventually an audio lead or audio director. Taught and mentored by top video games sound designers, you will learn how to create the sounds that bring the world of video games to life.


The programme

For those with a background in audio production, audio engineering or music, Sound Design for Video Games offers a great career opportunity in a fast growing industry, while doing something that is both creatively and technically demanding and rewarding.

  • Personal 1-to-1 tuition from top professional sound designers
  • Work on real-work projects
  • Detailed feedback from working professionals, online workshops, tutorials, and exclusive webinars
  • Unique programme developing key, industry facing skill sets, to prepare you for a career as a video game sound designer
  • Access to over 1000 videos covering topics from many different disciplines relating to sound design and composition, with exclusive content from events like Develop Brighton and Ludomusicology conference.

Programme Structure

Core Modules include the following:

  • Game Audio Technology
  • Foundations of Game Music and Audio
  • Research Skills and Critical Reflection
  • Sound, Music and the Moving Image
  • Interactive Audio
  • 3D Audio Environments
  • Advanced Audio 1
  • Elective*
  • Final Major Project

For the Elective module, students can pick one of the following:

  • Sound Design
  • Wwise
  • Advanced Audio 2
  • Audio Post Production
  • Career Development for Sound Designers


This course is aimed at those looking to build a career in creating sound effects for video games. Our courses are career focused, so you can expect to be tackling tasks that a sound designer would expect to face in their working life. A student should have an understanding of the skills needed before joining the course, and already be comfortable in their software of choice.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Your main application must be in by the 1st of the month before your start date. Any supporting portfolio and documentation can be handed in 2 weeks later.





Credits are acquired through 8 taught modules of 7.5 ECTS per module, as well as a Final Major Project or Dissertation of 30 Credits.


  • Fully structured
  • No Attendance, Regular optional meetings
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants should have a bachelor's degree. If you don’t have a degree , then other experience can be taken into account, including work-based experience and professional development courses like Music for the Media and Cinematic Orchestration. This Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), as it’s known, is always assessed on a case-by-case basis. It also depends in part on how many other students in the cohort are using this route, as there is a maximum percentage of students we can take through this process.

Technological requirements

You will need a computer, software and ancillary equipment (MIDI keyboard, monitors, hard drives both internal and external), Mac or PC, capable of producing professional quality audio, and recording equipment.

A full list of technical requirements can be found on our website’s course page.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8850 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    8850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8850 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Course: £8,850 / $12,950 / €11,600

Fees can be paid as one upfront cost, or as instalments spread monthly across the duration of the course.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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